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Vanuatu Police Force experiences life on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 Joint Task Group has welcomed another nation aboard for the beginning of the activity, with the inclusion of four Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) officers on on June 2.

Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18 departs for South Pacific deployment

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathon Earley, CSC, RAN, speaks to members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Royal Australian Navy on the Bridge of HMAS Adelaide as it transits from Sydney to Fiji as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 deployment. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathon Earley, CSC, RAN, speaks to members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Royal Australian Navy on the Bridge of HMAS Adelaide as it transits from Sydney to Fiji as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 deployment.

A Joint Task Group of Royal Australian Navy ships and embarked soldiers and marines has set sail from Townsville, bound for a major maritime activity to build regional security and stability in the South Pacific.

ADF exercises interoperability at RIMPAC

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

A formation exercise was conducted by HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Melbourne and Toowoomba in company with HMNZS Te Mana and HMCS Vancouver during the transit to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

A formation exercise was conducted by HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Melbourne and Toowoomba in company with HMNZS Te Mana and HMCS Vancouver during the transit to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

More than 1600 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in the United States ahead of a month of focused military training activities with 26 nations from across the globe for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018.

Three's company for Commonwealth Navies

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMNZS Te Mana leads HMAS Melbourne as both ships sail in formation through the Pacific Ocean while underway towards Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMNZS Te Mana leads HMAS Melbourne as both ships sail in formation through the Pacific Ocean while underway towards Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

Ships representing three of Her Majesty’s Navies have practiced a number of maritime evolutions on their way to war games in Hawaii.

HMAS Adelaide is six nation ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Support Conor Gray briefs embarked forces on flight deck safety operations during a tour of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Aviation Support Conor Gray briefs embarked forces on flight deck safety operations during a tour of HMAS Adelaide.

HMAS Adelaide has become home to military personnel from six different nations during her transit to Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018.

 

NUSHIP Brisbane completes CAT 5 trials and cooks up a storm

This article has photo gallery Published on by POML-C Nicholas Pearce (author), LEUT Thomas Rodgers (author), Unknown (photographer)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart.

NUSHIP Brisbane has recently completed her Category 5 (CAT 5) Sea Trials off the coast of Adelaide. During CAT 5 Sea Trials, the functional performance of the Mission System as a whole is verified.

 

Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emily Tanner (author), French Marine Nationale (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: French Marine Nationale )

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently.

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew's warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently.

 

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Reservists tour HMAS Anzac in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author and photographer)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment. (photo: SBLT Max Logan)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment.

Reserve members of the Philippine Navy (PN) were shown an insider’s view of an Anzac-class frigate during a ship tour in Cebu recently.

 

'Excellence under pressure' - enhancing inter agency relations

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns (author and photographer)

NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns)

NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.

A perfect day in Sydney’s Middle Harbour set the scene for the first of many waterborne rescue exercises for the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) based at HMAS Penguin.